Love Knows No Boundaries

by Marites Avisado-Responte

Love knows no boundaries
Whether it sets where the rainbow ends
Can it be found in the tumultuous depth of the ocean?
Can it be as dark as the night or as bright as the sun
Perhaps it rises along the highest waves in the ocean
Or it is swallowed into the deepest pit of a valley
No one could ever guess

Love knows no boundaries
Its language is appreciated by a generous heart
The work extends to the deprived and desperate
The effort is celebrated by the sense of peace and relief
Its presence is driven by unwavering loyalty
A paradigm of strength when everything is smothered by weaknesses

Love knows no boundaries
To forgive even how deep the wound sores
To expect the best what is around the bend
To look for fire when ember of hope is dying
To feel the warmth in the coldest night
And to cool off the overwhelming rage and might

Love knows no boundaries
It stays in stale air, to purify
It humbles the lofty heart and haughty eyes
It drives you to be passionate and to come out a victor
It nurses the humiliating failure to become a warrior again
It lightens the way when the road is long and
When the travel is rough

How I wish I could continue to bind you to boundaries but
my human limitations incapacitate me…
My imperfections come short of describing a Perfect One…


I Give My All

Photo by Dupz Escatron Ravelo

For the heart roars with poetry when it hits a turning point… ~ mtg

Poem by Gay Tibay-Corbeta

I smile because it is in smiling that I am able to share.

I share because it is in sharing that I am able to see a glimpse of hope.

I hope because it is in hoping that I am able to show I care.

I care because it is in caring that I am able to experience touch.

I touch because it is in touching that I am able to convey love.

I love because it is in loving that I am able to experience sacrifice.

I sacrifice because it is in sacrificing that I encounter death.

I die because it is in dying that I am able to live forever….

I learn to give my all not because I am flowing with so much.

I give because I know how it is to be alone and empty.


10582991_10202516888629474_2934426608343962636_oGay Tibay-Corbeta is an English professor at the Cebu Institute of Technology (CIT) University in Cebu City, Philippines. We both used to teach at the St. Paul University Surigao. 

Love Knows No Boundaries

For the heart roars with poetry when it hits a turning point…

by Marites Avisado-Responte

Love knows no boundaries
Whether it sets where the rainbow ends
Can it be found in the tumultuous depth of the ocean?
Can it be as dark as the night or as bright as the sun
Perhaps it rises along the highest waves in the ocean
Or it is swallowed into the deepest pit of a valley
No one could ever guess

Love knows no boundaries
Its language is appreciated by a generous heart
The work extends to the deprived and desperate
The effort is celebrated by the sense of peace and relief
Its presence is driven by unwavering loyalty
A paradigm of strength when everything is smothered by weaknesses

Love knows no boundaries
To forgive even how deep the wound sores
To expect the best what is around the bend
To look for fire when ember of hope is dying
To feel the warmth in the coldest night
And to cool off the overwhelming rage and might

Love knows no boundaries
It stays in stale air, to purify
It humbles the lofty heart and haughty eyes
It drives you to be passionate and to come out a victor
It nurses the humiliating failure to become a warrior again
It lightens the way when the road is long and
When the travel is rough

How I wish I could continue to bind you to boundaries but
my human limitations incapacitate me..
My imperfections come short to describe a Perfect One…


10452362_10203859382100554_5781705630971545966_nMarites Avisado-Responte, fondly called Ites, is a dear friend who loves to write poems. She will be a regular contributor to the Poetry section of The Inflection Point.